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deleting duplicate files

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I have several duplicate files on my computer, is there an easy way to delete the duplicate files, and is there anything I need to be cautious about when doing it?I would assume I should keep the most recent file.
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Deleting duplicates can be hazardous because most programmes which find duplicates show both in the same list

If they do not take up a lot of room on the drive, leave them, or use a cleaner which has a back up option

Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then click clean up restore points.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.

Run Tune Up disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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